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The Future of the Internet: IPv4 vs IPv6 [Infographic]

The Future of the Internet: IPv4 vs IPv6 [Infographic]

Not sure if you’ve heard, but, the internet is out of IP addresses. Yep, thanks to the increasing number of connected devices (laptops, tablets and smartphones) and new technologies like wearables and the internet of things, we’ve used up all 4.3 billion addresses available in the current IPv4 protocol. Fortunately, the answer to this problem was released two years ago, and it’s called IPv6.

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Using Mobile Technology in the Workplace: Supporting Happier Employees
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Using Mobile Technology in the Workplace: Supporting Happier Employees

Just over 40% of app users do not use mobile technology in the workplace, which we consider them to be missing out, big time. 63% of those who are using mobile apps at work report their go-to applications save them time, almost a full day a month. 39% indicate they allow them to stay on top of their daily tasks, and 53% say they help them work while not at their desk or physically in the office.

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The Top Healthcare Technology Goals CIO's are Focusing on in 2016
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The Top Healthcare Technology Goals CIO's are Focusing on in 2016

Chief Information Officers of major IT deparments at hospitals across the country are under a lot of pressure given the changes in healthcare. From billing, additional legal compliance, EHR requirements, and the Affordable Care Act, many hospital wireless network CIO's are making goals in 2016 geared towards automation and integration through wireless technology to keep up with the increasing demand.

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20 Awesome Facts About E-Learning: How It’s Changing the Learning Environment [Infographic]
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20 Awesome Facts About E-Learning: How It’s Changing the Learning Environment [Infographic]

Mobile devices have almost literally taken over the college landscape and it’s changed how students live and consequently learn as well. E-learning owes much of its growth and success to the smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices that students carry with them today. In fact, some predict that the global market for mobile-learning will reach upwards of $37.8 Billion by 2020.

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Get to Know the Internet of Things: Impact of IoT By 2020 [Infographic]
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Get to Know the Internet of Things: Impact of IoT By 2020 [Infographic]

For as long as the internet has been in existence it has been powered by people (humans) and our need to communicate. However, over the next 25 years the growth of the internet is going to be dominated not by us, but by machines (things) and their new ability to communicate with each other. We call this the internet of things or IoT for short and as it stands now by 2020 everyone on the planet will be connected.

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How To Transition Your College Bookstore To E-Textbooks
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How To Transition Your College Bookstore To E-Textbooks

For students growing up in the mobile age, digital textbooks make so much more sense considering their constant use of tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices in and out of the classroom. However, transitioning the college bookstore from print to e-textbooks poses a myriad of challenges for colleges and universities, with most not even knowing where to start.

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7 Must-Know Classroom Technology Trends that are Changing Education
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7 Must-Know Classroom Technology Trends that are Changing Education

In today’s mobile-centric, always connected school environments, keeping up with new technology trends can have a major impact on your continued ability to offer your students the education they want and need. Schools now recognize the influence wireless and mobile technologies are having on their students as well as how it's shaping new ways of thinking and teaching. More colleges and universities are starting to get on board with utilizing newer learning methods for higher education that are targeted to how students want to learn and what are most effective for them to succeed not only in the classroom but after they graduate.

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What is the Internet of Things and Why Does It Matter
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What is the Internet of Things and Why Does It Matter

When we mention the “Internet of Things,” people either don’t know what it is or associate it with wifi enabled devices, for example a NEST thermostat. Even though you wouldn't be necessarily wrong, there is so much more to the internet of things than just the basic M2M concept of machine-to-machine communication. The way I see it, the Internet of Things is about connecting the physical world to the mobile, web based world we actually spend most of our time in.

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6 Ways Schools and Parents Can Boost Their Communication
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6 Ways Schools and Parents Can Boost Their Communication

As many principals and teachers already know your job isn't easy. You have to manage your students, budgets, lesson plans, mobile devices, and your school board to name a few. However, there's one area that might be the most important and at the same time the most difficult area to address. Of course, I'm talking about the parents. In an increasingly mobile and wifi connected school environment success takes exhaustive amounts of planning and effective communication, especially when trying to keep your student's parents in the know and involved.  Building a positive rapport with your student's parents is critical to your success and your student's success. It leads to better organization, better integration of the latest technologies curriculum and a more personalized learning experience for everyone. Here's a short list of 6 communication-boosting tips that will help to strengthen your school's relationship with it's parents immediately.

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3 Schools Creating Perfect Interactive Experiences Using Beacons
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3 Schools Creating Perfect Interactive Experiences Using Beacons

The increased proliferation of technology in the classroom has changed how students learn. New mobile classroom technology has created an efficient and effective way of making resources available to your students and faculty. However, these digital tools have also brought a disconnect between your students and the physical world. Deploying beacon technology in schools is a way to bring that connection back and help the students interact with the world through a channel they are familiar with and already understand. Beacons let you bridge that gap between digital devices and the physical learning experience.

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New Tools for Technology in the Classroom
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New Tools for Technology in the Classroom

The top tools for technology in the classroom can stretch beyond smart boards, cameras and a computer. Social Media, combined with dozens of other smartphone apps, are slowly creeping into the classroom as an highly effective teaching tool. With the increasing demand for wireless to be available in classrooms, school wireless networks must be able to handle a plethora of users and devices, not just now but in the future as well.

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Always-on Learning | Secure School Wireless Networks
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Always-on Learning | Secure School Wireless Networks

Students of all ages are now living in the time of increasing wireless, social networking, gaming and mobile devices. As technology continues to grow, school wireless networks are now expected to be able to handle the many mobile devices per user and provide bandwidth strong enough to support them. Wireless technology truely provides an "always-on" learning atmosphere for students. But what does it take to support the many new devices? What kind of security and bandwidth is needed?

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